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nVidia nTune Crashing up my computer


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volcomssj48

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I'll never forgive myself for this, but being the curois idot that I am, I decided to download nVidia Corporation's nTune Overclocking Software utility. It basically overclocks your system for you. Yes, for you. You don't even need to go into BIOS, or restart your system (according to nvidia). Well I had to during the "Tune-up." The program essentially benchmarks your system, and overclocks it to values that it thinks your system will handle.

Well, I did a benchmark, and let the program auto-tune for me.
I ran the Auto-tune up thing, and my computer restarted itself hard-boot style twice...but that is fine since the start up screen tip says that it may restart or cause a hangup. So I didn't think it was a biggie.

Well, after it finally finished "Auto-tuning," I restarted my computer myself, which is what I always do after I install or do something that "big" to my system.

So, I restart it. Evrythihng is fine until it gets to the Windows boot-up screen. You know, the really ugly one that has the green or blue mooving square dots to indicate that it is loading?

Yeah, well, during that period while XP was loading, the computer just restarted, once again, hard-boot style.

So, I just let it keep going, and let it restart itself, to see if it can fix itself, which sometimes it actually does. But this time, it didn't. It kept going until it got to the XP boot-up screen, and crashed again. Resatrted itself... kept going like this for a few time. So, I finally shut off the thing and here I am now.

I know it's not a compatibility issue, since my processor and motherboard are supported, and I meet the minimum spec requirements.

Does anyone know of a solution? Or how to reverse/cancel/revert back to my old settings?

My computer can no longer reach my desktop, it continually crashes at the boot-up screen.

If you know anything, please post, you help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Mike
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audioboy

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I had a similar problem using the auto-overclock program provided with my motherboard. it turned itself up until it wasnt stable anymore, but it would fully load up windows and run for about 30 seconds each time before restarting. eventually I was able to get into the program and return it to default settings before it restarted again.

in your case, try going into safe mode. my guess is you should be able to get into the program, and default the settings there.
if that doesnt work, still in safe mode (or again), you should be able to disable the program, or even delete it using add/remove prgrams.

let us know how it goes!
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Hey, I'm bac k again.

Anyways, so I tried going into safe mode, but it did the same thing again :tazz:

So after hours in front of the computer getting nowhere, I decided to just use the backup I made of my hard drive. I think the program was called ImageIt...something like that; it came with my mobo.

So I just retroed the disk image and everything is fine now.

Only bummer is that the last time I imaged my drive was on January 10, 2005...

So everything I've ever done between 1-10-05 and 5-18-05 is now lost.

Argh...

Well, another 8 hours reinstalling everything. I guess I'll try to image my drives every week or month now...

Thanks for helping though audioboy
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